02 June 2017 Cheiban Elaro | News | Extra-Curricular  

On Friday, 19th May, Charlie Mclean and Tobias Buckley, two outstanding speakers in the recent John Symonds Public Speaking Competition, competed against several other schools in our Zone for the coveted local final of the Plain English Speaking Competition at Strathfield Girls High School. 

Students were required to deliver an 8 minute prepared speech as well as a 3 minute impromptu speech with 3 minutes of preparation time.

Both the boys presented extremely motivating speeches but they were pitted against students who were in Year 11 and 12, some of whom were studying Extension English.  Both our boys are in year 10. Taking part in this competition has no doubt given them the necessary experience to progress to the next level next year.  Great effort lads!

The Junior Legacy competition will be held at Sefton High on Wednesday, 26th July. The boys are undergoing vigorous training for this during lunch times. We wish them every success.

31 May 2017 Khushal Dogra | News | Extra-Curricular  

The annual Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA) was held on Saturday, 20 May, at NSW Parliament House. Our school was represented by members of the Year 11 debating team, comprising Charles Prentice, Fawad Faheem and, myself, Khushal Dogra. Nineteen teams from various schools, each represented a nation, took part in a mock General Assembly to discuss issues relevant to the United Nation’s global interests. We were assigned the Republic of Uganda.

We were given UN resolutions pertaining to global issues to debate and vote either in favour of or against. The resolutions were debated amongst the teams and each team expressed their allocated country’s stance on the resolutions. The resolutions regarded violence against women, the death penalty, the definition of gender and organ donation.

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29 May 2017 Michael Jackson | News | Sports  

On the 28th of April, Homebush Boys High School hosted the annual 2017 Athletics Carnival held at Sydney Olympic park. A great day to see the four houses Vaughan, Hayes, Greening and Howe cheering and supporting the competitive athletes whilst plenty of volunteers maintained their role and supported students to take part and represent their colours. All students once again had the opportunity to use state of the art facilities on the track used by Olympians during the Sydney Olympics. 

Throughout the day we witnessed many close races, long throws and jumps and a lot of healthy competition. It was great to see many boys demonstrating ‘Bushy Boys’ pride by having a go or cheering their mates on.

Thankfully the weather was beautiful, the majority of the school students attended and was very well behaved. I thank the house captains and vice captains for contributing and the organisers.

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